Construction and Engineering Law

The legal aspects of construction and engineering projects are often more complex to navigate when compared to traditional commercial transactions, given the complex contractual relationships between Employers, Principal Contractors, Subcontractors and other interested parties such as Engineers, Architects, Site Agents and the like.   Without proper holistic front-end contracting strategies and subsequent contract management procedures being properly implemented, projects are, more often than not, poised for contentious disputes to arise at any stage within the entire project lifecycle. Through proactively engaging with our clients at all stages within the project lifecycle, we advise and assist our clients in the formulation and subsequent implementation of contracting strategies aimed at ensuring that they fulfil their contractual obligations, in accordance with the contractually prescribed time periods, within the prescribed specifications and within budget.   

In assisting you to achieve your contractual obligations, we are able to offer the following construction and engineering law services:

  • Advice on all of the major standard forms of construction and engineering contracting suites used as General Conditions of Contract, being:   
  • International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC); 
  • The New Engineering Contracts (NEC); 
  • The General Conditions of Contract for Construction (GCC); 
  • The Joint Building Contracts Committee (JBCC); 
  • The Master Builders Association of South Africa (MBSA).  
  • Advice on bespoke construction and engineering contracts that are typically used as internal company standard forms by larger Employer organizations;

  • Negotiation and drafting of Particular Conditions of Contract;

  • Project specific contract and risk management advice;

  • Advice and assistance on all aspects of the various contractual claim procedures, claim preparation and contract specific dispute resolution, adjudication and/or arbitration / tribunal proceedings.  

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